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Old 01-31-2015, 09:46 PM   #11
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When we camp at a state park we found that have water faucet scattered around the CG for people to fill a pot or water can. They don't have threat connections to hook a hose to. I bought a water thief at Camping World and it fits over the end out the water faucet. I use a bunge to keep the water turned on and run several hoses to reach the MH. Most times I have done this other campers want to help and also fill up their tanks so water hoses are readily available. I also bought 6 6 gallon water jugs from Walmart and a 12 volt pump from Harbor Tool. I wired a switch and hook it to the batteries like Brother Les. That also works but much more work.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:40 PM   #12
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Or make a special spout connection for the water can to RV. Or an adapter type funnel.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:48 PM   #13
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Or make a special spout connection for the water can to RV. Or an adapter type funnel.

There is a check valve in it. Filling it up by gravity and adapter will not work very well at all. (tried it)
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:04 PM   #14
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We have done most of these ideas...

carry up to 100' of hose when we have a idea that we will need it.

But my favorite method is the water bladder, have a 40 gallon soft water bladder that we lay in the bed of the truck. Watch camping world... they go on sale every now and then...

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9 times out of 10 we are able to siphon the water into the FW inlet... it is lower than the bed floor of our F150 on flat ground (sometimes will take 30min but sure is easy)

When the siphon is not possible, we use a modified hose (male - male) to connect bladder to winterize inlet. Then either "pump around" using shower route OR if we are not using the truck, just leave the bladder connected and pump directly out of it (since soft, it doesn't need venting, just collapses)
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:09 PM   #15
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We have done most of these ideas...

carry up to 100' of hose when we have a idea that we will need it.

But my favorite method is the water bladder, have a 40 gallon soft water bladder that we lay in the bed of the truck. Watch camping world... they go on sale every now and then...

Portable RV Fresh Water Tank: 45 Gallon - New World CW1605 - Fresh Water Tanks - Camping World

9 times out of 10 we are able to siphon the water into the FW inlet... it is lower than the bed floor of our F150 on flat ground (sometimes will take 30min but sure is easy)

When the siphon is not possible, we use a modified hose (male - male) to connect bladder to winterize inlet. Then either "pump around" using shower route OR if we are not using the truck, just leave the bladder connected and pump directly out of it (since soft, it doesn't need venting, just collapses)

I think this is the best bet if you have a truck. I have a MH so not an option.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:29 PM   #16
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You could use the pump that is run by a drill. Low pressure and the drill could be corded or cordless.

X2. I picked up one of those at Princess Auto for like $4. Works in a pinch.




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Old 01-31-2015, 11:31 PM   #17
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Are you saying there's a check valve in the FW tank fill line? That doesn't make much sense to me. I know there's a check valve in the city water line, but not the FW tank fill line.
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Are you saying there's a check valve in the FW tank fill line? That doesn't make much sense to me. I know there's a check valve in the city water line, but not the FW tank fill line.
Mine has one too. No idea why, my only guess is it's the same connection as the city water hookup so they used it there to save on inventory.
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Thanks for all of the great suggestions. I will take a look at some of these options. Thanks again!


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Make yourself one of these and keep using the blue jugs. And you'll have a spare pump. I've used mine to also wash the dogs outside (I don't have an outside sprayer)
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